Category: Western Victoria Region

Cutting Edge CT Scans For Maryborough Patients

The Andrews Labor Government will install a cutting-edge new CT scanner to ensure more patients at Maryborough District Health Service get the diagnosis they need faster. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy visited Maryborough Hospital today to announce $1.3 million to replace the Computed Tomography unit with the latest state-of-the-art model. The new CT scanner will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Western Victoria Region

New Health Research Centre To Boost Jobs In Ballarat

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new collaborative health research centre in Ballarat – to support local jobs and bring the region’s best minds together to tackle some of medicine’s most difficult problems. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a $300,300 grant at the St John of God Hospital to deliver the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region

Works Start At Ballan Station

The Ballan community will soon have a more accessible train station with upgrades starting during last weekend’s construction blitz on the line. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced that crews and equipment were now on site at the station and preparatory work was underway. The work is a key part of the Ballarat […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Western Victoria Region

More Services For Stawell, Horsham And Halls Gap

The Andrews Labor Government will make it easier for Stawell, Horsham and Halls Gap locals to get to work, school and medical services thanks to a major boost in bus and local transport services. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan today announced the introduction of a second daily return coach service between Halls Gap and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport, Western Victoria Region

Kinder For Every Three-Year-Old Across Victoria

Every Victorian child born under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will start kindergarten a year earlier, with Ararat families to be among the first to benefit. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today visited the Ararat Learning Centre on McNeill St to herald this ambitious reform, which will see three-year-old kinder rolled out across […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Early Childhood Education, Western Victoria Region

More Training For TAFE Students In Ballarat

Students at Federation University’s Ballarat campus will soon have access to a range of new training and courses to boost their skills and get a job, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today visited Federation University’s Ballarat campus to announce $4.6 million in funding […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills, Western Victoria Region

Helping Frewstal Create Jobs And Boost Production

Stawell’s biggest private sector employer is set to take on even more workers, boost its energy efficiency and expand production thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Frewstal in Stawell to announce the company’s $7.83 million energy efficiency project that will help create 50 new jobs and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment, Western Victoria Region

A New Operating Theatre For Ararat Hospital

The Andrews Labor Government is building a new operating theatre at Ararat Hospital to give patients the world-class care they need, closer to home. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the $2.93 million project, made possible by the Labor Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. The project will mean Ararat Hospital will become home to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Western Victoria Region

Cutting-Edge Patient Record Keeping For Stawell Hospital

Patient record keeping at Stawell Regional Health will be brought into the 21st century thanks to cutting-edge new IT equipment. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced a $293,000 grant for the Electronic Medical Record Project, made possible by the Labor Government’s Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. The Andrews Labor Government’s investment will mean the health […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, Western Victoria Region

Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Returns Next Week

The Andrews Labor Government will celebrate the opening of the trout season with a free fishing festival on the banks of Lake Wendouree in Ballarat next Saturday, 1 September. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said the family-friendly event would have something fun for everyone from 10:00am until 4:00pm north of Windmill Drive on Lake Wendouree. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Western Victoria Region